Fall Session Wraps Up. Holiday Session Begins (Soon).

OK … let’s get our Peaceful Hands Yoga schedule straightened out. Four things …

NUMBER ONE

Our FALL session has been extended and will run through this week – Monday, November 5 and Wednesday, November 7.

Don’t forget to bring paper grocery bags to help the Wildlife Center of Virginia feed their bear cubs. (More info on that can be found here.)

NUMBER TWO

Our HOLIDAY session will begin next Monday, November 12.

It’s easy to get “too busy.”

It’s all you can do to just hang on sometimes.

But, just think of what Yoga gives back to you if you make a little time for it – renewed energy; a more supple and stronger physical body; improved immunity, circulation, and respiration; a refreshed mind; and that vital reconnection of mind to heart. Continue reading

No Yoga Tonight 10/31 ~ Here’s Your Homework

Sorry folks, there will be no class again tonight (Wednesday, Oct 31) at Peaceful Hands. 

We’ll extend this session through next week and start a shortened Holiday session the following week that builds in a bonus class.  More details on all that soon.

In the meantime, I’ve asked these skeletons of 1929 to lead you through a Halloweeny vinyasa …

 

If you know of anyone who might not get this email in a timely fashion … could you let them know for me?  Thank you for your understanding!

Spookiciously Yours, Jackie

No Class Tonight — Monday, Oct 29

Argh! I’m very sorry but I must cancel class tonight unexpectedly.

Just to make things easy, I’m not going to extend the session … instead, I will make sure that the Holiday Session includes a bonus class for everyone to benefit us all!

If you know of anyone who might not get this email in a timely fashion … could you let them know for me?  Thank you for your understanding!

~ Jackie

 

Wildlife Center Bear Cubs Need Your Grocery Bags …

The Wildlife Center of Virginia needs a favor from their trusty helper-outers. (That’s us!)

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The Wildlife Center has admitted 22 bears this year, 15 of which are currently being cared for at the Center. Nearly all of these growing bears will be at the Center until spring 2019. That’s a lot of bears … and a lot of meals.

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Peaceful Hands Holiday Open House & Yoga Class ~ Benefiting The Wildlife Center of Virginia. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018

On SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2018 join me for our 7th annual morning Yoga class and Holiday Open House at Peaceful Hands Yoga in Orange, Virginia …

Benefiting
THE WILDLIFE CENTER OF VIRGINIA!

Free All-Levels Yoga Class ~ 9:30 a.m.

at Peaceful Hands Yoga Studio in Orange, Virginia

Open House follows ~ 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Not up for morning Yoga? Just come to the Open House … no open house experience necessary! 🙂

Your “cost”? 1) Make a cash/check donation to the Wildlife Center of Virginia or, 2) Bring a bag filled with helpful supplies for the Center from this “wish list”:

Paper Towels ** Tissues (no lotion) ** Glad/Hefty Trash Bags (30 gallon & yard sized) ** Ziplock Bags ** Safety Glasses/Goggles ** Mixed Nuts (unsalted, raw, no peanuts) ** Canned & Dry Dog or Cat Food (any size, any brand) ** Tuna Fish in cans ** Wild Bird Seed ** Basic office supplies: 20 lb. white paper, pens, padded mailing envelopes, dry erase markers.

 

Athena the barred owl at last year’s Open House.

Whoooo will be joining us? Some of the Wildlife Center’s special wild ambassadors, that’s who!

The Wildlife Center of Virginia depends entirely on the generosity of individuals like us to support their life-saving work. They have cared for more than 3,000 wild animals this year … and new patients come in every single day.

On November 15, a destructive ice storm hit Virginia. It did an enormous amount of damage to animal housing and habitat at the Wildlife Center of Virginia. Good news is that no animals or staff were injured, but there’s a lot of damage. So, our help is needed more than ever this year as they continue to care for their animals and rebuild from the storm.

I love this year-end video the Center posted last December.

 

They all need our help ~ Please be generous!

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy hot apple cider and deeee-licious sweet and savory homemade treats. (Plus, yes! Dr. Beier’s famous homemade cheesecake will be there, too!)

 Visit with The Wildlife Center’s Executive Vice President Randy Huwa, Asst. VP of Admin. Lacy Kegley, and Outreach Director Amanda Nicholson, who will be there to thank you for your support and to tell you about the wild patients your gifts help — from bear cubs to hummingbirds. 

Take A Pic with a wild critter! Maybe a raptor, maybe a possum, maybe a turtle, maybe an owl. I can’t tell you which Wildlife Center “Wild Ambassadors” will be joining us, but I can tell you that they are looking forward to seeing you!

 Bring A Friend. You don’t have to do Yoga to come by. And, please invite a friend — it’s a great way to introduce new folks to our Yoga studio and to the work of the Wildlife Center. I think of Peaceful Hands as a family and if you’re interested in helping the Wildlife Center, please join us … you’re definitely family!

Can’t Attend, But Want To Help? Make an online donation. Visit the Center at wildlifecenter.org and click the “Donate” button in the upper right corner. Click the option “make a general gift.” When you “check out” you’ll have the opportunity to include a note. Let them know that you’re supporting the “Peaceful Hands” project. If you do, you’ll receive a special little thank you surprise from me!

I hope you’ll stop by. 

Thank you, as always, for your kindness and generosity.

Email any questions to me at jackie@peacefulhands.com.  And, directions are here: Directions to Studio.

HolidayCookieiciously Yours, Jackie

Yoga Schedule Reminders!

Make Time For Your Yoga

Why unroll your Yoga mat at Peaceful Hands? A new study finds that those who took a group exercise class at least weekly for three months had a 26% drop in stress and a boost in mental, physical, and emotional well being. Those who worked out alone, or didn’t exercise at all, missed those benefits. (per the Journal of the American Osteopathic Assn.)

So, join us won’t you?

A couple quick reminders …

Class is a “yes” for tomorrow … Monday, October 8, Columbus Day.

But, there is no class on Wednesday, October 10. This was already reflected in the current schedule, so the make-up date is already on the calendar. Continue reading

No Yoga Tonight … September 17

Thank you for your understanding. I cancel classes infrequently, but when I do it is only after much thought and in the spirit of doing the best I can for the most people. I appreciate your understanding.  Classes resume, back to our regular schedule, on Wednesday, 9/18!

With an abundance of caution … I’m cancelling Yoga classes at Peaceful Hands for tonight, September 17.  I’ve heard from a few people who are impacted by flooded roads already, and the weather map looks a little iffy for this evening.

I hate to cancel, but the consensus is that people would be more comfortable tucking in to the warmth and comfort of home this evening.  And, even if your roads are clear, there are some roads — especially in Madison — that are impassable this afternoon.

It could be a-ok this evening, but I’d rather err on the side of caution.

So … we’ll extend the session as needed.  (In the meantime, don’t forget to practice your “Big Four”!)

Soakinglywettfully Yours, Jackie

Fall Yoga Session Begins Wednesday, September 5!

Our YogaPalooza summer sesh’ wrapped up last week. I hope you had fun. (I did.)

Thank you for spending your summer on the mat with me.  (And, a deep bow to Sandy, who attended all 20 classes this summer. And, bows, too, to Cathy and Lynn who were on the mat all 19 days.)

Now, as it turns to autumn, it’s time to turn down the busy-ness of life.

So busy. So very very busy.

Why not take a moment to get back to basics? A moment just for you?

Unrolling your mat in a dedicated studio has its advantages.

Fewer interruptions, for one …

 

A dedicated Yoga studio allows you to unroll your mat and turn fully inward without the distractions of the phone, the computer, chores, and the demands of the day popping up in the middle of your down dog. It’s a dedicated time to honor yourself – your needs and your good health.

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YogaPalooza Winds Down: Warriors With Heart & Soul

When YogaPalooza 2018 started two months — and 18 classes — ago, it seemed like summer would go on forever. Now, just two classes left before we fold up our 11th annual YogaPalooza summer session.

And, what a summer! It rained and rained and rained. Then it didn’t rain. Then it rained again. (Once it even rained inside the studio … just one of those unexpected YogaPalooza surprises!) We had a record number of classes, three Saturday morning practices, and two wonderful guest instructors. And, three people joined me at every class – well, there’s two classes left, so let’s see if they make it to 20 and their special reward!

And, now here we are. Summer’s nearly gone.

First, thank you.

Photo by Carl Attard on Pexels.com

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YogaPalooza Saturday! “Earth, Wind, & Fire”

There’s still a little YogaPalooza left before we wrap up the summer!

And, the last of our three special Saturday classes is tomorrow – August 25 at 9:30 a.m.

Join us for some Earth, Wind, & Fire.

Ayurveda, the science of Yoga, reminds us that we are made up of elements: earth … wind … and fire.  Those are the elements that make up everything – people, trees, bears, frogs  …

High Five, Cats! You’re Earth, Wind, & Fire, Too!

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